After two weeks of single-match play, eliminations, and the final bracket, Valve's International Dota 2 championship is down to just two teams: the dark horse Chinese team Newbee, who came back from a losing record during single-match play to win straight sets without losing a game in a week of play, and ViCi Gaming. ViCi started strong against US squad Evil Geniuses with a 16 minute win in game one, but suffered a resounding defeat in game two. ViCi regained their footing in a quick game three to secure a berth in the finals against their fellow Chinese team Newbee.
With ViCI advancing to the grand finals, fans are looking to Monday, when the two teams will play a best-of-5 series to determine the winner of the International and take home a purse of more than $5 million USD. This is the first time an International final has been composed entirely of Chinese squads.
You can read more about the International with our event primer, covering the teams who participated in the finals and an explanation of the event.